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Get ready to sweat: For the next few days, the Washington area is looking at temperatures above 90 degrees.


  • Downtown sinkhole will be fixed by Friday, officials promise. [City Desk]
  • D.C. area housing market is the strongest in the country. [Examiner]
  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson says ticket appeals process isn’t fair. [WTOP]
  • Virginia gas tax change could draw D.C. drivers south for fill-ups. [Examiner]
  • Teen could get 50 years for gang-related Metro shooting. [NBC 4]


Photos of the Day: Knife Party & BT @ Echostage.

Aggressive Ad: A new ad promoting Adams Morgan has some saying it actually promotes sexual assault in the neighborhood.

Sandwich Tourism: This week, Washington’s Taylor Gourmet is getting Philadelphia flavor.

Flat Tire: Even as Capital Bikeshare’s New York counterpart launched this week, the service in Washington is under fire for alleged wage violations.

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • United Medical Center needs a major overhaul. [Post]
  • Ground breaks today on the St. Elizabeths Gateway Pavilion. [EOM]
  • Warm weather means more bike theft. [WJLA]
  • Park View gets its first million-dollar home. [UrbanTurf]
  • Bike-sharing multiplies across the country. [Streetsblog]
  • A boutique office building is coming to F Street NW. [WBJ]
  • Zebras are Pennsylvania Avenue bikers’ best hope. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: South Columbia Heights condo

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • National Theatre gets its own Broadway series—a big move for the long-struggling theater, now under new management. [Post]
  • Capital Fringe shows increasingly rely on crowdfunding… [Washington Business Journal]
  • …and the Smithsonian launches its first major crowdfunding campaign—for the forthcoming yoga exhibit at Freer/Sackler—today. [Freer/Sackler]
  • Kelly Rowland breaks down at last weekend’s Fillmore show. [Post]
  • At Savoy Elementary School, Michelle Obama and Scandal star Kerry Washington push for arts education. [Washingtonian]
  • Dance D.C. Festival merges with VelocityDC, the District’s biggest homegrown dance event. [Art 202]
  • Have you seen these Decoy-designed stickers of The Sweater Set? [Mixed Media District]
  • Arrested Development actor Jeffrey Tambor delivers a one-man show for charity at National Harbor on June 8. [Post]
  • Oh, and syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage reads and signs his new book, American Savage, at the W Hotel on June 9. [Media Bistro]
  • WaPo columnist John Kelly tosses more songs on his ultimate D.C. playlist. [Post]
  • Constellation Theatre announces its 2013-14 season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Crystal City outdoor movies kick off Monday. [ArlNow]
  • Split This Rock’s 2014 poetry festival puts out a call for proposals. [Blog This Rock]
  • ICYMI: The March drive-by shooting near nightclub Fur stemmed from a gang dispute. [Washington Times]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Chefs go weeks and weeks without a day off. [Eater]
  • Seven summer eating and drinking activities [Zagat]
  • Five food destinations in Cleveland Park [Girl Meets Food]
  • D.C. restaurants recognized among the best for ribs. [Post]
  • Five cocktail trends in D.C. [Drink DC]
  • Cantina Mexicana opens a second location off of Columbia Pike. [ARLnow]
  • Does Canada’s $100 bill smell like maple syrup? [NPR]
  • ANC committee votes against sidewalk for M Cafe & Bar because owners don’t show up to hearing. [Borderstan]